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MURPHYs of Wexford to Australia
Posted by: Daryl MURPHY (ID *****4178) Date: July 27, 2006 at 22:37:42
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My MURPHY ancestors came from Wexford, Ireland, as follows:

'DESCENDANTS OF PHILLIP MURPHY AND MARY MURPHY (NEE LAMPORT) FROM THE TOWNLAND OF EAST BOG NEAR MAYGLASS, COUNTY WEXFORD, IRELAND

CHILDREN OF PHILLIP MURPHY AND MARY MURPHY (NEE LAMPORT)

My family tree starts with Phillip MURPHY who lived in County Wexford, Ireland. Phillip MURPHY was my great-great-great grandfather.

I have a 'Birth and Baptismal Certificate' for Dennis MURPHY showing his father, Phillip MURPHY, and his mother Mary MURPHY (nee LAMPORT). The certificate is an extract from the Register of Baptisms of the combined parish Church of Mayglass and Ballymore, County Wexford. The certificate was provided to me on 29 Sep 1987 by Rev Nicholas Doyle PP from Ballymore. It reads:

'Diocese of Ferns Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it Dennis MURPHY, Bog, Mayglass, was born on day of , and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 3rd day of December 1812 in the Church of St Mary's Ballymore by the Rev., .

Parents Phillip MURPHY
Mary LAMPORT

Sponsors Patrick BROWN
Catherin FURLONG'

This is the only record I have of Phillip MURPHY.

The only sibling of Dennis MURPHY that I know of is his brother, James MURPHY, born 23 Mar 1823.

Dennis MURPHY and Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) and their children emigrated to Australia from, Ireland. The 'Shalimar', 1467 tons register, the ninth ship of the White Star line, left the Port of Liverpool on 22 November 1854 and was on its first voyage. It was under the command of captain Amos Robertson. The 'Shalimar' was a clipper ship. It accomplished the run 'in something under 76 days' (The 'Argus', Melbourne, Victoria, Friday 9 Feb 1855, page 4), arriving in Melbourne on 9 February 1855. Included in the shipping passenger list were Dennis MURPHY (35), Jane MURPHY (30), William MURPHY (13), Mary MURPHY (10), Philip MURPHY (7), James MURPHY (4), Jane MURPHY (infant) and Christopher JEFFARES (26).

Dennis and Jane MURPHY had one more child after their arrival in Victoria, Catherine MURPHY, but she died at 14 months on 6 Aug 1858. Dennis and Jane MURPHY were living off Queensberry Street, North Melbourne at the time. Dennis' occupation was a carter. Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) died at Lothian Street, Hotham at 58 years of age on 30 May 1878, some 23 years after her arrival in Victoria. She is buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery. Dennis MURPHY died at Woodstock, Shire of Epping, Victoria, on 18 Nov 1895 at 82 years of age. Dennis had been a cab proprietor and he had lived for 40 years in Victoria after his arrival from Ireland.

Dennis MURPHY, like his wife Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK), is buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery in the Roman Catholic area. The following inscription appears on their tombstone:

'Erected by
Mary O'Sullivan
In loving memory of her father
DENIS MURPHY
Native of Mayglass Co. Wexford Ireland
Who died 18.11.1895 Aged 80 years
Also her mother
JANE E. MURPHY
Who died 29 May 1878 Aged 58 years
Also her brother
JAMES
The beloved husband of
ANNIE MURPHY
Who died 3.4.1882 Aged 30 years
Also her sister
JANE E. MURPHY
Who died 19.2.1887 Aged 30 years
Requiescant in Pace''.

Does anyone have some family connection?

I am particularly keen to learn more about the Mayglass MURPHYs, especially about Phillip MURPHY, his family and other descendants.

Regards

Daryl MURPHY
Queensland Australia


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